Yesterday afternoon Minae showed up with this White Tailed Kite that had landed in someones backyard and was not able to fly well. I had always thought "only owls"...but when this poor guy was in a laundry basket at my front gate I changed my mind! Well, we took him to the large flight and he was able to fly a bit, but not really well. He was alert and at times would scream at me...so after he fell to the ground I put him in a small cage, covered him for the night and gave him some food to eat. This morning he had eaten well, was much more alert and actually messing his feathers up in the small cage. I quickly grabbed him and took him back to the large flight and today he was able to fly!
So, we caught him up, walked down to the creek and he was on my gloved hand and he looked at me, then saw the trees and took flight, over the creek and up a small hill until I could not see him! It was such a great feeling having him fly off my hand. So, Yeah!!! Great way to start my day.